The 4th of July was definitely interesting for those at Fox News. Early Monday morning, a series of six tweets were posted via Fox News Politics twitter account alerting followers that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

According to Fox News Insider,

FoxNews.com alerted the U.S. Secret Service, which will investigate the hacking and do “appropriate follow up,” spokesman George Ogilvie said.

Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, said FoxNews.com was working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible.

“We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts,” Misenti said.

FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.

Quote Via: Fox News Insider.

Those believed to be responsible for hacking into the Fox News Politics account is a group of hackers called “The Script Kiddies“.